8 Frequently Asked Questions about Wedding Flowers
Q: How do you price your wedding flowers?
A* Wedding flowers are priced the way they are based on a few factors. The cost of every flower variety fluctuates with the seasons and availability. For example, if you wanted peonies in August, they would cost more than if you wanted peonies in May.
*Covid has also impacted the supply chain, so brides can expect an increase in the price of many products due to a worldwide shortage as well as shipping limitations and expenses.
*-Time and labour also need to be considered to properly price your wedding flowers. Each flower is carefully processed, cleaned, and artfully designed with love and attention by our skilled hands that have been crafting weddings for years.
*Another factor is supplies. Each wedding requires the use of boxes, tissue, ribbon, tape, paper, wire and the list goes on.
*The final factor is overall design aesthetic and size preferences. A larger arrangement will cost you more than a small bouquet. Each wedding is carefully priced with all these things in mind.
Q: Why are wedding bouquets so expensive?
A: There are several factors that will impact the price of your bouquet. Beautiful flowers are not cheap!! Wedding bouquets are often comprised of many different varieties of individual blooms and mixed foliage, which can add up to be quite costly. Your wedding florist is a professional that you are hiring because of the artistry they provide in handcrafting a one-of-a-kind bouquet that represents you. Often your florist has spent years honing their skills in design and often spent thousands of dollars on hands-on training to develop and improve their craft. Take the time to care for and process each individual bloom day prior to even starting the creative process of designing your bouquet. This time and energy upfront is part of the success of your bouquet's overall longevity. While your florist will help you pick the flowers that fit your style and theme, it's important to be clear about your budget from the start.
Q: What can I expect to pay for my bridal bouquet?
A: Our average bride spends between $350.00 and $500.00 on their bridal bouquet. This is the one piece you will carry that will be in most of your pictures and will elevate and complement your bridal outfit. Most of our bouquets include a plethora of different varieties of premium blooms and foliage. This estimated price range will suit most weddings and may fluctuate depending on factors such as the season, source, and timing. If you want to keep your cost down, consider using fewer varieties and keeping to more common varieties with a colour palette that is complementary to your wedding theme.
Q: How much is the deposit to book my wedding?
A: Your wedding deposit is required to book with us and secure your spot on our calendar. We require a 50% non-refundable deposit based on your initial wedding quote.
Q: How much should I budget for my wedding flowers?
A: Budgeting is difficult for so many couples and sometimes it comes down to one thing: what are your values and priories? What are the things that you value the most and feel are the most important? We have had brides that have spent thousands of dollars on a simple mountain elopement because they just love flowers! We have had others that only order a single bridal bouquet. The sky is the limit! But in that same sense, no wedding order is too small. At the end of the day, whether you only need flowers for your wedding party or want flowers dripping from the ceiling, we will quote you based on what you really want. From there, you can decide! With that being said, it is always helpful if you come to us with a budget. That way we can make appropriate suggestions to fit within your budgetary needs.
Q: Can I pick up my flowers the day before the wedding?
A: In short, yes. They are your wedding flowers after all! However, we do recommend flowers being picked up are kept in a temperature-controlled setting until the day of the wedding (stored away from fruits and vegetables). When we store wedding flowers, they are kept in coolers to stay fresh and happy. Wedding flowers are meant for one day, your wedding day. Their purpose is not to last, their purpose is to look stunning for your day! With that in mind, we purposefully allow the flowers to open up so that the day you see them is when they are in their most beautiful state. Because of this, keeping the flowers in our coolers overnight is the safest place they can be.
Q: Can I bring in my own wedding vases?
A: Yes! We have had many brides in the past who have supplied us with their own wedding vases. We understand how nice it is to give away the wedding flowers in a vase once the evening is over. We require having the vases a full week prior to your wedding day and need to know the size of the vases ahead of time for quoting purposes.
Q; I want to make my own wedding arrangements. Can I order bulk flowers for my wedding from you?
A: Yes! We often provide bulk flowers for wedding clients who want to design their own bouquets and centerpieces. Bulk orders are priced upon request and are based on market value. We cannot guarantee certain flowers as they are such a delicate commodity that depend so much on the weather. If there is ever a problem getting in the flower variety you've requested, we will offer an appropriate substitute. All bulk orders need to be finalized no later than 1 month before the wedding.